Observation 26030: Amanita jacksonii Pomerleau

When: 2009-09-21

Collection location: Painters Gap, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

94% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: a beautiful grouping of these colorful fungi. their flavor was disappointing, though.

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-01 04:47:30 BST (+0100)

Some how we got off on the wrong track. I’m saying that this observation is correctly identified as A. jacksonii. I’m suggesting that it be compared to the non-umbonate, half-yellow-capped entity that has been posted several times from the SE in recent weeks.

No, jacksonii is not a very tasty mushroom. It lends some red pigment to the sauce, however.


hey Christian, phew…you could be right!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-30 20:21:50 BST (+0100)

I just assume that i’m gonna get some of those amanita IDs of the southeast wrong…at least the first go round.

My getting this one right, if so, is prob. more luck than skill. and then, once you do learn ’em in all of their guises, the names change. sigh.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-09-30 19:33:15 BST (+0100)

I think (please correct me if I’m wrong) that Rod is saying that your observation here DOES represent A. jacksonii and is referencing them as instructive material for other members who have recently posted misidentified but somewhat similar material.

this is not a mushroom that is familiar to me…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-30 18:51:36 BST (+0100)

what would you call it?
how many “slender caesars” are there in the SE?
and if you liked this one, you’ll love the yellow slender caesar that i’ll post tonight…no specimens for any of ’em, alas.

does this mean that “jacksonii” might actually taste good??!

With regard to recent postings that do not represent A. jacksonii…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-09-30 17:55:04 BST (+0100)

Note the shape of the cap in early expansion, the presence of the central umbo, the delay in the cap’s margin becoming yellow, etc.


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